CrackBerry Posts Verizon Pearl Flip 8230 Review

Posted on 18. Jun, 2009 by in BlackBerry

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Adam over at CrackBerry has given the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230 a thorough inspection and written down his thoughts.  The Pearl Flip is set to launch June 19th on Verizon Wireless for $129.99 after MIR.  I would love to have this phone to use for a few days just to see what a flip BlackBerry is all about.  I won’t go over the entire review right here but I will be kind enough to give you, as Adam put it, the bottom line:

The Pearl Flip from Verizon is good choice for those who like the form factor of a flip phone and want to upgrade from their current dumbphone to something with more features and capabilities. All BlackBerry smartphones produced by Research in Motion are capable of delivering the same solution, so the Pearl Flip allows you to get in on BlackBerry benefits like push email, BlackBerry Messenger, and load up with apps which all tend to lead to getting hooked on BlackBerry. The media player and camera (with flash and video recording) make it a solid lifestyle device as well.

Pros:

-Good device for first time users
-External display is an awesome feature
-Great update for existing 81xx users

Cons:

-Flip design is not for everyone
-Screen size makes web browsing & some application difficult
-Not a “power user” device
-Slower than other BlackBerry smartphones (old processor, newer OS)

Read the full review and gaze at all the pictures you can imagine…

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